Essay Contest

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Congratulations, Molly Bohl, for winning the K-3rd Grade Prize
Molly won a Bowling Pizza Party at Crestwood Bowl plus coupons for free concretes from Culver’s.

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Congratulations, Mira Schoewe, for winning the 4th-6th Grade Prize
Mira won a 10-Race Package at Victory Raceway plus $50 in gift certificates from Applebee’s.

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Congratulations, Noah Herdler, for winning the 7th-12th Grade Prize
Noah won a 10-Race Package at Victory Raceway plus $50 in gift certificates from Imo’s.

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This 2021 contest is over. Below is an archive of the contest description and rules. Stay tuned for future activities and contests and thank you to all who participated in the Christmas in Crestwood 2021 Celebration!


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This year’s Essay Contest theme is “A Holiday Jollification Story, Fact or Fiction.”

Jollification is a noun that means “lively celebration with others; merrymaking.” Have fun and be creative!

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Write a one- to two-page essay about a holiday jollification story which may be either about a true story or one that is made up
  • The essay can be handwritten or typed, but must be legible (if handwritten please use black/blue ink or a pencil)
  • Completed essay with entry form may be dropped off in the Christmas in Crestwood mailbox located in the lobby at City Hall or mailed to:
  • Christmas in Crestwood
    1 Detjen Drive
    Crestwood, MO 63126




ESSAY CONTEST GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Contest Dates: November 12th through December 31st
  • Contest open to children in grades K-12 who live in Crestwood, are relatives of those who work, live, or worship in Crestwood, or who attend Lindbergh Schools or any school in Crestwood
  • Three categories with one winner in each category:
    • K-3rd Grade Bowling Pizza Party at Crestwood Bowl plus coupons for free concretes at Crestwood Culver’s
    • 4th-6th Grade 10-Race Package at Victory Raceway plus $50 gift certificates to Applebee’s
    • 7th-12th Grade 10-Race Package at Victory Raceway plus $50 gift certificates to Imo’s
  • All essays must be received or postmarked by 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 31st
  • Winners will be notified in January, 2022
  • Essays will be reviewed and winners will be determined by the Crestwood Aldermen, City Administrator, and Mayor
  • Prizes will be presented to the winner in each category at the Board of Alderman meeting in January, 2022